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2012-11-28 13:11:57

Although current guidelines recommend 3 months of anticoagulation treatment after bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement surgery, a study that included more than 4,000 patients found that patients who had warfarin therapy continued between 3 and 6 months after surgery had a lower rate of cardiovascular death, according to a study in the November 28 issue of JAMA. "Biological prostheses are preferred to mechanical valves for aortic valve replacement (AVR) surgery in elderly patients older...

2012-09-18 13:55:09

A study of patients treated with the anticoagulant medication warfarin suggests that resuming warfarin therapy after an episode of gastrointestinal tract bleeding was associated with lower risk for thrombosis (blood clot) and death, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. Gastrointestinal tract bleeding (GIB) affects about 4.5 percent of patients treated annually with warfarin. A history of major bleeding can be a predictor...

2012-06-27 10:35:00

The clot-busting medicine, tPA (tissue plasminogen activator), is safe to use in acute stroke patients already on the home blood thinner warfarin, according to researchers from Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). This study helps allay previous concerns that tPA was too dangerous to use in patients on home anticoagulation and would lead to high risk for potentially fatal intracranial bleeding. "To date, we have no randomized trials or large cohort studies to guide us," says Ying Xian,...

2012-06-27 06:32:12

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Researchers from the Duke Clinical Research Institute have ruled the clot-busting drug tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) safe for acute stroke patients on the home blood thinner warfarin. The drug was previously thought to be too dangerous to use in patients on home anticoagulation for fear of a higher risk of fatal intracranial bleeding. "To date, we have no randomized trials or large cohort studies to guide us," Ying Xian, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of...

2012-05-11 23:03:33

The Pradaxa Resource Center is the Web´s largest source for information on Pradaxa research, side effects and legal news. Visit http://www.Pradaxa-lawsuits.org. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 The Pradaxa Resource Center, a patient advocacy group, is alerting patients taking the atrial fibrillation drug Pradaxa of research showing the drug may have higher rates of death or serious internal bleeding than the traditional blood thinner Coumadin. Some victims of Pradaxa bleeding have...

Aspirin Vs. Warfarin: Both Effective For Heart Failure Treatment
2012-05-03 08:22:43

Less costly aspirin is as effective for heart failure patients with normal heart rhythm as other more expensive drugs, such as warfarin, according to breakthrough research published in today´s New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers, led by clinical principal investigator Shunichi Homma, MD, of Columbia University Medical Center in New York and statistical principal investigator John L.P. (Seamus) Thompson, PhD, of Columbia University´s Mailman School of Public Health, found...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.